Outspoken entrepreneur, passionate video game developer, and the Person of the Year 2012 according to GamesIndustry International, Victor Kislyi is the man behind the blockbuster World of Tanks, the Massive Assault Series, and the highly-anticipated World of Warplanes and World of Warships action MMOs. In 1998, Victor established Wargaming while completing a bachelor’s degree in physics at Belarusian State University. Kislyi has led the company from its strategy gaming roots to its current role as a leading international developer and publisher with over 1,300 employees and 11 offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Under his guidance, the company has launched 15 high-profile projects, strengthening its reputation for delivering highly memorable gaming experiences.
As the company’s CEO, Victor leads the team, setting design philosophy and strategy and boosting the company with his experience and enthusiasm.
Fueled by World of Tanks’ success and Victor’s marketing vision, Wargaming has achieved high level of consistency and quality, releasing products that combine polished gameplay and exemplary customer services.
Under Kislyi's expert care, Wargaming is now maintaining with new content updates World of Tanks, working on a browser game, developing the aforementioned aerial and naval MMO projects, and building the Wargaming.net service — the epicenter of a battle-driven gaming universe that will unite all of the company’s projects under a single multiplayer ecosystem.
A huge history buff and an avid gamer since childhood, Victor has turned his passion of creating videogames into professional practice and built up a global interactive entertainment conglomerate.
Kislyi has developed a reputation for innovation, has been a vocal proponent of the free-to-play business model, and a committed supporter of digital distribution. With his experience from both the managerial and the game design spectrums, Victor can share valuable insights for the online gaming market that is increasingly volatile and fragmented.